DEATH AND JUSTICE. An Expose of Oklahoma's Death Row Machine

Author: Fuhrman (Mark)
Year: 2003
Publisher: William Morrow
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/NrF
ISBN: 9780060009175
Price: 9.00
Hardback. Are innocent people being executed? Are death penalty cases being investigated and tried as if someone's life depended on it? Is capital punishment justice or revenge? The author seeks to answer these questions by investigating the death penalty in Oklahoma, a place where a "hang 'em high" attitude of cowboy justice resulted in 21 executions in 2001, more than in any other state in the nation. The majority of these death penalty cases came from one jurisdiction, Oklahoma County, where legendary district attorney Bob Macy bragged about sending more people to death row than any other prosecutor, and police chemist Joyce Gilchrist was eventually fired for mis-managing the crime lab. These two figures loom large in the author's investigation. Examining police records, trial transcripts, and appellate decisions, and conducting hundreds of interviews, Fuhrman focuses his considerable investigative skills on more than a dozen of the most controversial Oklahoma death penalty cases, including two in which innocent men nearly lost their lives. When the author began this book he was a firm believer in the death openalty. What he saw in Oklahoma changed his mind. With Appendix and Index. 276pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in nr. f. dw.


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